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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1095 on: September 06, 2018, 05:27:03 pm »
Ooh, that's open long enough, I might fold that into my weekend trip idea to go to Blenheim to see the Yves Klein exhibit. I'd been thinking I'd to the overnight stay in Oxford. :cool:
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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1096 on: September 06, 2018, 05:32:45 pm »
Ooh, that's open long enough, I might fold that into my weekend trip idea to go to Blenheim to see the Yves Klein exhibit. I'd been thinking I'd to the overnight stay in Oxford. :cool:

A jolly nice trip.  :cool:

A guy at the exhibit said they've been crazy busy, but it's suddenly quietened down the last few days.
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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1097 on: September 06, 2018, 05:59:39 pm »
T'other day golfing I saw a big water bird, like an egret or a crane flapping around the course.  What the hell is it doing here?

Also a while back I saw a vulture by the side  of the road.  Never seen one before.

Global warming fucking up the fowl?
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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1098 on: September 07, 2018, 08:04:59 am »
T'other day golfing I saw a big water bird, like an egret or a crane flapping around the course.  What the hell is it doing here?

Also a while back I saw a vulture by the side  of the road.  Never seen one before.

Global warming fucking up the fowl?

There are definite signs that global warming is changing the ranges of some animals.

Example: in Toronto, over the past few years, Opossums have made an appearance. They were never seen this far north when my dad was a kid. Then, in the 60s through 80s, the rare occasional sighting, gradually increasing in numbers through the 80s and 90s, and now they are relatively common. They aren't well adapted to cold, so even a small change in temperature is important to them.   

Edit: an article:

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/11/17/climate-change-animals_n_8565458.html
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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1099 on: September 07, 2018, 08:28:07 am »
So the same forces that are fucking the polar bears is helping the possums out? I have to say I think that is a poor trade.

Well ok while polar bears are much more awesome than possums, I would rather live next to possums than polar bears. And I have for most of my life  :P

My close encounters with possums have always been weird. Damn things have freaky beady eyes.

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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1100 on: September 07, 2018, 08:31:26 am »
So the same forces that are fucking the polar bears is helping the possums out? I have to say I think that is a poor trade.

Well ok while polar bears are much more awesome than possums, I would rather live next to possums than polar bears. And I have for most of my life  :P

My close encounters with possums have always been weird. Damn things have freaky beady eyes.


People here are still not really used to them, and sometimes confuse them with gigantic rats.  :lol:
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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1101 on: September 07, 2018, 09:51:45 am »
Marsupial version of a rat so it fits.
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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1102 on: September 08, 2018, 07:09:09 am »
T'other day golfing I saw a big water bird, like an egret or a crane flapping around the course.  What the hell is it doing here?

Also a while back I saw a vulture by the side  of the road.  Never seen one before.

Global warming fucking up the fowl?

There are definite signs that global warming is changing the ranges of some animals.

Example: in Toronto, over the past few years, Opossums have made an appearance. They were never seen this far north when my dad was a kid. Then, in the 60s through 80s, the rare occasional sighting, gradually increasing in numbers through the 80s and 90s, and now they are relatively common. They aren't well adapted to cold, so even a small change in temperature is important to them.   

Edit: an article:

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/11/17/climate-change-animals_n_8565458.html
I've been seeing possums here in Massachusetts since I was a kid. Haven't seen any for a while. I read that they don't grow heavier fur pelts in the winter so the cold is tough on them, so I figured that eventually most died out from the winters around here. But if they're moving north then that's interesting too.

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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1103 on: September 08, 2018, 08:02:06 am »
Going to hike from Oberstdorf, Bavaria to Senalis, South Tyrol, starting tomorrow.  :cool:

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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1104 on: September 08, 2018, 09:17:27 am »
Going to hike from Oberstdorf, Bavaria to Senalis, South Tyrol, starting tomorrow.  :cool:

Sounds lovely. :thumbsup:

Do beware getting trapped in a glacier for thousands of years though. :o

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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1105 on: September 08, 2018, 09:25:56 am »

Do beware getting trapped in a glacier for thousands of years though. :o

But if you do, make sure you mummify properly. And maybe strike a funny pose.

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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1106 on: September 08, 2018, 09:33:28 am »

Do beware getting trapped in a glacier for thousands of years though. :o

But if you do, make sure you mummify properly. And maybe strike a funny pose.

Also please remember to scrawl FU Jaron in the mud with the last of your strength so that the message can be fossilised and past on down the ages.


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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1107 on: September 08, 2018, 09:57:32 am »

Do beware getting trapped in a glacier for thousands of years though. :o

But if you do, make sure you mummify properly. And maybe strike a funny pose.

Also please remember to scrawl FU Jaron in the mud with the last of your strength so that the message can be fossilised and past on down the ages.

:lol: :thumbsup:

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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1108 on: September 09, 2018, 02:32:50 pm »

Do beware getting trapped in a glacier for thousands of years though. :o

But if you do, make sure you mummify properly. And maybe strike a funny pose.

Also please remember to scrawl FU Jaron in the mud with the last of your strength so that the message can be fossilised and past on down the ages.

Lol!

And before you freeze, try and send a post from your cell phone to let us know your location.   :D

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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1109 on: September 10, 2018, 09:42:00 am »
Marsupial version of a rat so it fits.

What's surprising is that they can compete with our already established enormous population of racoons and skunks.

Also, for some reason I've been seeing a lot of rabbits about this year, way more than other years. There is one that repeatedly visits our back yard. 
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